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The Linnean Society’s “Our Local Nature Grants”

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to UK schools, charities and community groups to engage young people aged 16 and under with nature.

Application deadline: SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2023.

Funder: The Linnean Society of London (founded 1788. Charity number 220509. Total charitable expenditure for the year ended 31 December 2022: £1,651,614 (2021: £1,583,441)).

Who can apply: UK schools and community organisations, including small charities, community groups, student groups, school staff and home education groups. Individuals may also apply.

Key Words: Young People aged 16-18, Nature, Biodiversity, Environment, Community

The Linnean Society’s “Our Local Nature Grants” programme provides small grants for innovative projects across the UK. Projects designed and led by young people aged 16 and under. Projects should increase access to local natural spaces and encourage a deeper appreciation and understanding of local nature and biodiversity. Winning applications will be selected by a panel of young people from across the UK who are aged 16-18.

Examples of eligible projects include (please note this is not an exclusive list):

  • Building or restoring a community garden.
  • Creating a nature walk.
  • Hiring a speaker to come and talk about local foraging.
  • Painting community murals showcasing biodiversity in the area, and
  • Running a school festival about nature.

Contact details for the Fund are:

Our Local Nature Grants
The Linnean Society of London
Burlington House
Tel: 020 7434 4479

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